Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chickens in the City? A Q & A with Gail Damerow
on The Chicken Encylopedia Blog Tour

The last few years have seen a huge uptick in the number of people raising chickens in urban environments. As with anything new, many questions have been posed not just by those wanting to keep urban flocks, but by neighbors and government officials as well.

Is it safe? Is it sanitary? Will your rooster wake me up at 4:00 AM every day?

On today's The Chicken Encyclopedia Blog Tour stop, join Caroline Van Slyke of Boho Farm + Home for an interview with chicken expert Gail Damerow on urban chicken keeping. With intriguing questions such as ...
Q: Do you clip wings and why or why not?
Q: How much space do chickens really need?
Q: Does chicken poop cause diseases?
Q: Smell and flies? Any tips?
Q: What would be a good size flock for a beginning urban chicken keeper?
Q: What would be your top three reasons for keeping chickens in the city?
... you are sure to walk away with a much greater understanding of the challenges - and rewards - of raising chickens in the city.

Click over to Boho Farm + Home for Gail's tips on urban chicken keeping (and to enter to win a copy of her new book, The Chicken Encyclopedia).

And of course, come back tomorrow for the next stop on The Chicken Encyclopedia Blog Tour!

3/2 For the Love of Chickens
3/3 Vintage Garden Gal
3/4 The Garden Roof Coop
3/5 Common Weeder
3/6 Chickens in the Road
3/7 Garden Rant
3/8 Fresh Eggs Daily
3/9 My Pet Chicken Blog
3/10 Coop Thoughts
* 3/11 BoHo Farm and Home
3/12 Happy Chickens Lay Healthy Eggs
3/13 A Charlotte Garden
3/14 Farm Fresh Fun
3/15 The HenCam
3/16 Life on a Southern Farm
3/17 ADozenGirlz, the Chicken Chick™
3/18 North Coast Gardening

1 comment:

jaylen watkins said...

Much interesting question and answers shift.

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